8 Questions with Ronnie Stephenson

Graduate research assistant Ronnie Stephenson talks about her favorite thing to do outside of work, what brought her all the way from Michigan to the Office of Economic Development, the one food she could eat for the rest of her life, and more, in this installment of our Meet the OED series.

Office of Economic Development visits Liberty University

Economic development specialist Allison Homer and associate director Scott Tate visited with representatives from Liberty University‘s School of Aeronautics on the school’s campus on Aug. 12. The Office of Economic Development reps got a taste of what the aeronautics program at Liberty has to offer, such as their bachelor’s degree in aeronautics, which can be completed on campus or…

Office of Economic Development talks aviation in Richmond

On Monday, July 18, several staffers from the Office of Economic Development traveled to Richmond, Virginia to discuss the statewide aviation workforce’s strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. The Office of Economic Development has been working to create a plan to strengthen the aviation and aerospace workforce in the Commonwealth since engaging with the Virginia Department of Aviation. The input…

Office of Economic Development helps shape southwest Virginia’s agricultural economy

As southwest Virginia continues to experience economic challenges and coal-related employment declines, a traditional industry represents an opportunity for the region. The LENOWISCO Planning District Commission (PDC) engaged Virginia Tech to lead a strategic planning process for agriculture for the region, composed of the counties of Lee, Wise, Scott, and the city of Norton. LENOWISCO…